Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve
Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve (2013)

MONEY FOR NOTHING is a feature-length documentary about the Federal Reserve - made by a Team of AFI, Sundance, and Academy Award winners - that seeks to unveil America's central bank and its impact on our economy and our society.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 13, 2013
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Wonky, both in its fascination with policy, and in its eccentrically dry tone ...

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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

The subtitle declares rather than alludes. It is what it is, as Bill Belichick (that gridiron Ben Bernanke) would say, bluntly informing what the movie is about.

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Christopher Campbell

Possibly too appealing and accessible to be taken seriously enough for impact. But at least it's entertaining and informative to a degree for us layfolk.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

It all feels more suited to the classroom than a movie theatre when Schreiber details how raising interest rates slows economic activity, or how the Fed became "banker to the world."

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Martin Tsai
Los Angeles Times

Thumbing through this flip-book of experts - some seem better credentialed than others - can be a blur, but their cautioning about a Greek-style government debt bubble is hard to ignore.

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Noah Gittell
Washington City Paper

As an introductory course in monetary policy, it works. This is an admirably wonky film, but its audience will likely be small; it's too simplistic for experts but too dry for the masses.

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Ricardo Baca
Denver Post

Money For Nothing lacks the rush of Rush, but you still might find your pulse racing and your blood boiling by the film's end.

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Geoff Berkshire

A thoughtful, detailed chronicle of the Fed's origins, responsibilities and shifting monetary policies.

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Nathalie Atkinson
National Post

Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve is a well-informed, reasoned critique of the Fed, and its role as an enabler in the recent financial crises.

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